Not yet! I am currently in the process of sending it off to agents. It's an exciting time but I'm not a very patient person so I have to resist the temptation to just self publish on amazon. I really only want to do that as a last resort! What sorta stuff do you write?
Me too. Trying to get my query and synopsis cleaned up. I write mostly fantasy. Kind of medieval times stuff. But I like a lot of supernatural elements so that’s usually in my writing. What do you write?
*Life is Not Fair
(but no one promised it would be).
Things happen that you can’t control and that you are helpless against. Sometimes it’s all you can do to hold on. Friends help. So does family. But you have to find something inside yourself as well. Find it. Hold on.
*Making Friends can be Hard.
People aren’t all who they present themselves to be. It can be hard to know who to trust and who not to. It can be hard to have faith in others when people have let you down before, intentionally or not. It’s hard to open yourself up for someone else to not care when you thought they might. And, if friendship isn’t reciprocated, it can make you doubt yourself. Know that not everyone is looking for friendship (go figure) but be open when someone is.
*Making Friends can be Easy.
There are still some genuine people out there. People who like you for you. When you meet these people it will click because you will both be open to getting to know someone and letting someone in your lives. Friendship takes work but not all of it is hard. If you don’t want to let your walls down right away, at least open a window. Keep trying no matter how much it could hurt.
*Losing Someone is Always Hard.
This is actually something I’ve known for many years now. Whether it be family or friend or even acquaintance; whether it be permanent or temporary; whether it be by distance or time; it’s always hard and it will always happen. You can’t live fully without losing pieces of you along the way. It hurts. It may drive you crazy or sad or mad, but that’s the way it is. Cherish what you have while you have it. Do everything you can to appreciate it. You’ll be glad you did once it’s gone. One day, in some way, you’ll regain those pieces, those people. One day.
*The World Doesn’t Stop Turning, so Why Should You?
We are always in motion though we don’t often think about it. Some days, some spans of time, it feels like we’re stuck or have little momentum. Get yourself unstuck. If you aren’t satisfied with something in your life, do something to change it. It sure as hell isn’t going to change itself. You have to work for it. This is a good daily reminder, actually. It’s so easy to concede to things. Do I like this? Well no, but it’s easy so I’m okay with it. That kind of thinking is no good and doesn’t often help anyone better themselves.
*Call Yourself Out
If you say or do or think something that perhaps wasn’t well-intentioned, call yourself on it. You don’t have to do so publicly, unless the situation calls for it. But it’s important you do. The only way we are going to be more open to others or help make the world a little nicer is to be nicer and more understanding ourselves. This won’t solve all the ills of the world. Let’s face it, there are some pretty messed up people out there regardless of their own histories. But maybe checking ourselves will help just the tiniest bit to add a bit of good.
*i get frustrated when what I say gets misconstrued.
*i get frustrated when I have problems and few places to vent/people to vent to
*trying to get to know someone oddly makes me feel like a stalker
*i have few good friends and am usually on the lookout for more
*music is my therapy often
*the world sometimes makes me feel hopeless/helpless
*i act more confident at work than I usually am
*i hate that it’s not ‘publicly acceptable’ to break out into dance. Or scream when frustrated
*i hate the way the world (doesn’t) work(s)
Today I saw a woman and instantly wanted to put her in a book. She was tall, skinny, wore skin-tight-Olivia-newton-John-grease-pants and a denim jacket with the sleeves cut off, had short, bleach blonde spiky hair, and wore an eyepatch. Her confidence was all shimmery in the air around her and, all in all, wasn’t a bad looking lady. One day she will definitely make an appearance in one of my books (assuming I ever get the one I’m working on ‘done’)
Yeah…I haven’t posted in a WHILE. I’m trying very hard to finish editing that *pesky* novel of mine…and my mind has been consumed by house buying stuff. So…if any of you all like what I write…sorry! I will be more productive!